Lexus LC 500 5.0 [464] Sport 2dr Auto [Mark Levinson] Review

Category: Sports car

Section: Version review

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  • Lexus LC 500 interior detail
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  • Lexus LC 500 interior back seats
  • Lexus LC 500 interior infotainment
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  • Lexus LC 500 rear right tracking
  • Lexus LC 500 headlights detail
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RRP£105,560
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors

The Lexus LC has stunning looks inside and out, with an exquisitely built interior. Of the two versions available, the LC 500 V8 is the obvious pick, thanks to its thunderous engine and more agile handling. The hybrid LC 500h doesn’t offer enough of a financial incentive to make it the pick of the range, and doesn’t offer as much driving excitement, either. Overall, though, the LC doesn’t have the satisfying crispness of handling on offer from the best sports cars, nor the beautifully cosseting ride of the best grand tourers.

For our money, Sport trim’s sports front seats, part-Alcantara upholstery, carbonfibre-reinforced plastic roof and 21in forged alloy wheels seem only a modest gain for the extra money required. We’d stick with the entry-level trim.

The old-school naturally aspirated 467bhp V8 in the LC 500 is undoubtedly the more special of the two engine choices on offer. It would be even better with a bit more low-rev torque, but in full-blooded acceleration it is riotously good fun and suitably dramatic sounding.


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Key information

Doors2
Seats4
0-62 MPH4.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

24.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

197

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

262

g/km